Project: Taxonomy of wild and semi-domesticated species of Carica (Caricaeae) in Ecuador.
- project duration
- 01-JAN-00 – 31-DEC-03
- The genus Carica, generally known because of Carica papaya L., is characterized by a large variability that is still not completely known and certainly not understood. The aim of this project is to combine a morphological-taxonomical study with genotype identifications (DNA-based) to unravel the taxonomical structure and the underlying population dynamics. In addition, there will be a screening for pathogen-resistance.